Karnival playing cards are the main series of decks by Big Blind Media (BBM) – the magic media company from UK dedicated to producing instructional DVD’s and playing cards. This is one of decks from the series – Bicycle Karnival Earthtone9 Deck. It was printed by USPCC in 2012.
The Deck: 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers + 1 information card +1 double backer. Poker size. Bicycle stock with Air Flow Finish. Pictures of the tuck case are clickable:
The deck was created to celebrate the career of UK post-metal band Earthtone9 and its first new album for over 10 years – “IV”. The deck’s incredible artwork was directly inspired by the band’s new album design. The incredible artwork for this deck (along with the accompanying album artwork for the forthcoming earthtone9 album) was handled by renowned designer Sam Hayles (DOSE Productions).
Owen “Oz” Packard is the founder of Big Blind Media and the Earthtone9’s guitarist.
The Bicycle Karnival Earthtone9 playing cards represent the first Karnival Deck to be printed with an all-over, edge to edge black design. The faces of all the cards have been redesigned to ensure that the value pips really ‘pop’ from the card. BBM wanted the spades and clubs to remain BLACK and still be clear and readable on the slick black stock.
Bicycle Karnival Earthtone9 – Standard Bicycle
All aces are unique and with additional design elements.
Earthtone9’s court cards are redesigned Bicycle standard court cards. Sam made them to fit the theme.
Bicycle Karnival Earthtone9 The King of Spades – Standard Bicycle The King of Spades
Information Card + Double Backer
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